Analysis & prediction on Ukraine from 6 years ago:
“The West is leading Ukraine down the primrose path & the end result is Ukraine is going to get wrecked.”
-John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the U. of Chicago, pic.twitter.com/kPQNH58o7G
— Prodigal Son (@ThePr0diga1S0n) January 24, 2022
Legendary political scientist John Mearsheimer predicted in 2015 exactly what we’re now witnessing in Ukraine.
“The West is leading Ukraine down the primrose path and the end result is that Ukraine is going to get wrecked,” Professor Mearsheimer said during a speech at the University of Chicago in June 2015.
“I believe that the policy that I’m advocating, which is neutralizing Ukraine and then building it up economically and getting it out of the competition between Russia on one side and NATO on the other side, is the best thing that could happen to the Ukrainians,” he continued.
“What we’re doing is encouraging the Ukrainians to play tough with the Russians, we’re encouraging the Ukrainians to think that they will ultimately become part of the West because we will ultimately defeat Putin and we will ultimately get our way. Time is on our side and of course the Ukrainians are playing along with this and the Ukrainians are almost completely unwilling to compromise with the Russians and instead want to pursue a hardline policy. Well as I said to you before, if they do that the end result is that their country is going to be wrecked and what we’re doing is in effect encouraging that outcome,” Mearsheimer said.